Vegemite clones

 
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
There are a number of Vegemite clones sold in AU.

Indeed, Vegemite may be a clone of an earlier British model.

What are their names?

Where might they be bought?

What do they cost?

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  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
Vegemite, Marmite and Aussiemite are all just poor imitations of Promite. Nothing more to be said. Smile
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Are any of those actually edible? I'd never be game to put them in my mouth... Mr. Green
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Years ago, a business mate of mine in Philadelphia sent a telex ( told you it was a long time ago ! ), asking, "What's a Vegemite sandwich?'  He'd heard the line from Men at Work singing "We come from a land down under ."

I bought a small jar of Vegemite, and sent it to him, complete with instructions including the need to spread the stuff very thinly!

He replied a little later, saying that he figured Vegemite was an acquired taste, and that his son Michael took some to school and wasn't expelled, so he thought it was probably legal.
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
Are any of those actually edible? I'd never be game to put them in my mouth... Mr. Green
Graham4405
I actually don't mind promite. My first job we used to get provided Vitabrits, Vintage Bega and Promite for morning tea, mmmm
  qredge Deputy Commissioner

Location: Marsden Qld
Marmite. Was first and was created in late 1890s in UK


Vegemite came in 1919 in Australia and even had a name change to Parwill for a few years to compete with Marmite
"Marmite but Parwill " was the slogan

Promite  is from 1950s and Aussiemite from 2000


Dick Smiths Ozemite is from last year
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
There are a number of Vegemite clones sold in AU.

Indeed, Vegemite may be a clone of an earlier British model.

What are their names?

Where might they be bought?

What do they cost?
awsgc24

I think you need someone to take you to a supermarket, and show you the spreads section where the jams and peanut butters are.
  TheLoadedDog The Ghost of George Stephenson

Vegemite's great.  Marmite is too sweet. And Promite comes straight from the poorly-wiped sphincter of the Prince of Darkness himself.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Vegemite's great.  Marmite is too sweet. And Promite comes straight from the poorly-wiped sphincter of the Prince of Darkness himself.
"TheLoadedDog™"


Absolutely spot on, my dear sir. Very Happy
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
The Marmite on sale in Australia is NZ Made and bears little resemblance to the original from the UK. Another one is the Swiss made Cenovis.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
I am a happy little Vegemite, I would not use anything else.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
I am a happy little Vegemite, I would not use anything else.
David Peters
Me too
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
No one has mentioned 'Bovril'? - Which I think on a technicality is older than even Marmite, but was not made from extractions of yeast at the time, on another technicality, it might not be made from such extractions anymore either, but it certainly was, and possibly still is.

Then there was 'Cenovis', very famous for keeping the Swiss soldiers doing whatever it is that Swiss soldiers do considering they have not lately been tested in a meaningful battle...

For the record, I think all of them are terrible, I'll get my yeast intake through that fine brew Coopers' Pale thankyou very much. I have no need for a sandwich spread, I'll just have a beer with lunch. - sorted.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Now Aaron - either you're having a beer, or you're having a Coopers - make your mind up ! Very Happy
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
No one has mentioned 'Bovril'? - Which I think on a technicality is older than even Marmite, but was not made from extractions of yeast at the time, on another technicality, it might not be made from such extractions anymore either, but it certainly was, and possibly still is.
Aaron
Bovril changed from being made from Beef extract to Yeast extract in 2004, allegedly to cater for vegetarians and vegans. Source: Wikipedia
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Bovril changed from being made from Beef extract to Yeast extract in 2004, allegedly to cater for vegetarians and vegans. Source: Wikipedia
"Graham4405"

Hmmm, I never trust Wiki, my feeling is it might have had more to do with a certain zoonotic bovine disease prevalent in the UK at the time...
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Hmmm, I never trust Wiki, my feeling is it might have had more to do with a certain zoonotic bovine disease prevalent in the UK at the time...
Aaron
Oh, it mentions that too... Wink

Perhaps this document from the Bovril website is trustworthy!
http://bovril.co.uk/content/nutrition/nutrition.pdf
  ixlr8 Station Master

Location: Melbourne
Marmite from UK is sold here as Our Mate at IGAs, 125g for $5, very different from NZ Marmite which had caramel and sugar added in its transition to the Antipodes in early 20th century. Dare I say Our Mate tastes more like Vegemite.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
So summarize so far, as part of Website of Record, clones include:
* Vegemite,
* Marmite,
* Pawill
* Our Mate at IGA
* Promite is from 1950s
* Aussiemite from 2000
* Ozemite from 2012 (Dick Smith)
* Cenovis from Switzerland
* Bovril (may belong to a different category).

* Mighty-Mite (advert on 2GB 20 June) (Made in Lidcombe, NSW, by an Australian owned company, Three Threes)
* Vegemite Cheesybite (thanks Graham4405 - see below) (named in a competition)
* Freedom Vege Spread (thanks Valvegear).
* Brekkie Mite ; Bramwell's ; Made in Brazil ; Imported by ALDI.


I think you need someone to take you to a supermarket, and show you the spreads section where the jams and peanut butters are.
xxxxlbear


However not all clones are sold at the one store, so you need to visit several stores to complete the list.
  rwatts Junior Train Controller

Location: Adelaide SA
I'll add MightyMite to the list.  Claimed to be made in Australia by and Australian company to an Australian recipe.  I started using it at least ten years ago because I wanted something with less sodium (ie salt) than Vegemite.  It's quite a lot cheaper (around 1 cent per gram and much less on special) but does not seem to spread quite as far as Vegemite.

Richard.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
I'll add MightyMite to the list.  Claimed to be made in Australia by and Australian company to an Australian recipe.  I started using it at least ten years ago because I wanted something with less sodium (ie salt) than Vegemite.  It's quite a lot cheaper (around 1 cent per gram and much less on special) but does not seem to spread quite as far as Vegemite.

Richard.
rwatts
Added to list above,

Is this one made by "Three-Threes"?

There are still at least two others to go.
  rwatts Junior Train Controller

Location: Adelaide SA
Added to list above,

Is this one made by "Three-Threes"?
awsgc24
Yep,  MightyMite is made by Three Threes Condiments Pty Ltd of Lidcombe NSW.

Richard.
  alstom_888m Chief Commissioner

Location:
Whatever happened to that iSnack thing? It was like a lighter, cheesier Vegemite.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Whatever happened to that iSnack thing? It was like a lighter, cheesier Vegemite.
alstom_888m
Now known as "Vegemite Cheesybite". It is Vegemite mixed with cream cheese spread. Anyone with half a brain can mix their own to taste.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegemite#Vegemite_Cheesybite
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Now known as "Vegemite Cheesybite". It is Vegemite mixed with cream cheese spread. Anyone with half a brain can mix their own to taste.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegemite#Vegemite_Cheesybite
Graham4405

Thanks. Added to "Railpage Page of Record".

There are at least two brands not on the list.

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